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Watch Our 3rd Irish Friday Night, Live show
It’s not your daddys Rock and Roll.

This Friday May 23rd 8 EDT, 7 CDT

All you need is a computer with a camera! click below

Our third, usually on Friday night show, live video.
Last show was at Browne’s Irish Marketplace, with
Song, Dance and music.  Our dance masters in from
Boston, Michael Collier (and Nyssa Patten) kept the
crowd dancing, then Michael came in and spoke
on Irish dance in Ireland and America.

Irish Roots Cafe band 
Myself, Stevie and Megan, and Rob also rehearsed Irish
language and sean nos songs live, in preparation
for our appearances on June 21 at Browne’s,
June 14 and 15 at the Highland Games, and the
Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival Aug 1, 2, and 3.
(Be sure to say hello in person when you can.)

This Friday at the Irish Roots Cafe
This week I’ll likely stick with old style song, in the
back room of the Irish Roots Cafe! Comment live
by typing on the computer as we go if you want.
It might just be me, or band members, or a guest.
It’s all by ear at this point.

We Welcome fans of old style, sean nos, and traditional
Irish song from all over the world to join in. All you
need is a computer with a working camera. for more info

Want a Remote Broadcast from your location?
Contact us for an “Irish Friday Night Live at the Irish Roots Cafe”
show broadcast worldwide from your place.

Trad and Sean Nos Singers, dancers, appear on the show
Send your sample link or song and contact information.
Until next time, remember,
Every Day is a holiday at the Irish Roots Cafe .

See you Friday.

Mike OLaughlin

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St. Louis Genealogy Resource The Irish Roots Cafe

Genealogy Books in St. Louis
Over the last 30 years we have been able
to note libraries that take an extra ordinary
interest in Irish Genealogy. One tip off is
that they have our resource books on hand for
their patrons.

A Library with Irish Resources
Today a shout out goes to the St. Louis County
Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63131
They will have most of our books on hand for you, and
that would be about 50 titles in all, with research books
on every county in Ireland for starters, and the classic
histories like the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters,
and Keatings History of Ireland, plus plenty more.

The Books
I expect they will all be on hand in June. You can always
call ahead to special collections, to see if they have arrived
and are on the shelves yet (wait till mid June). If you have
forgotten some of the Irish genealogy titles we publish, click
below for a link to most of my books

St. Louis Irish
The Irish played a major role in St. Louis History, from constables
and sheriffs, to traders, newspapermen, and wagon builders. I spent
a year or two putting it all together in my Missouri Irish book, and
I included names and origins in Ireland, whenever I found them. Yes,
my Missouri Irish book will be on hand at the St. Louis County Library
as well, (projected to be there in June of 2014.)

Beyond St. Louis
St. Louis was the major settlement in Missouri for the Irish early on,
but they are found in every county, and particularly in Kansas City,
St. Joseph and many more cities. Don’t forget the Irish Wilderness
that was settled in southeastern Missouri by Fr. Hogan. I’ve included
that in the book, and visited there too. St. Louis is a major repository
for records, so include it on your next research trip.

My Next Blogs will include:
Books on our list that will not be reprinted, so get it now.
Sean Nos song, dance and music gathering report, Sean Nos organization.
We’ll be bigger at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Fest this year. ( a special treat in store)
Live streaming video of genealogy notes from me, when and how…

Till next time,
Mike OLaughlin
author, publisher,
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
The Irish Roots Cafe house band (as gaeilge and English)
since 1978

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